Rugged terrain challenges stressed resources near Applegate

, Posted: Tue, August 19 2014 at 3:17 PM, Updated: Tue, August 19 2014 at 4:46 PM

Oregon -- The Old Blue Mountain wildfire burning just miles from the town of Apprlegate is now around 60 acres and close to 75% lined but mid day temperatures and wind are a challenge for firefighters and resources.

"There's a lot of competition from fires in Northern California, I know there's still some in Washington. Not too much activity in Oregon right now but that could change."

Brian Ballou, Spokesperson with the Oregon Department of Forestry explains as a massive fire bomber fly's over O.D.F. Headquarters in Medford.

A roadblock to right fork of Foots Creek Road is inĀ  place for fire traffic and residents only.

Level one evacuations are in place for residents along Humbug Creek Road and dirt portions of the main fork of Humbug Creek Road. (Addresses2542 and above. Residents are being notified by phone trees activated by Applegate Valley Fire District No. 9 and the Jackson County Citizen Alert System.

More information including evacuation notices and fire updates can be found on the website below.

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